Thirteen Ohio boat marinas earned Ohio Clean Marinas certification for their environmental efforts in 2018. Read the story.
The Ohio Clean Marinas Program is a partnership between Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Find out more. (Photo: Lake Erie off of Cleveland, Getty Images.)
Next in the ongoing Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, see an award-winning youth garden focused on food insecurity, year-round growing, hands-on learning, and gardening and nutrition education. It’s Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Highland Youth Garden, located in Columbus’ Hilltop neighborhood. Find out more.
CFAES is one of the series presenters and is the specific presenter of this tour.
A reminder that the first-ever Germinate International Film Fest—featuring films, discussion, and more related to agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities—is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16–17, in Highland County.
Find out more. The Highland County office of OSU Extension, CFAES’ outreach arm, is the organizer of the event. (Photo: Getty Images.)
Around the world, planting billions of trees could possibly help in solving the climate crisis. On Wednesday, Aug. 14, in CFAES’ Secrest Arboretum, you can see, walk among, and enjoy the shade of trees that are already helping. Join us.
From a recent Ohio State press release, details on research involving a Buckeye in the College of Engineering:
“Electricity grids that incorporate storage for power sourced from renewable resources could cut carbon dioxide emissions substantially more than systems that simply increase renewably sourced power, a new study has found.
“The study, published … in the journal Nature Communications, found that storage could help make more efficient use of power generated by sources such as wind and solar and could help power grids move away from relying on fossil fuels for energy.”
Read the full story.
Find helpful renewable-energy resources—videos, fact sheets, and more; for businesses, homes, and farms—on CFAES’ Energize Ohio website. (Photo: Eric Romich, CFAES.)
A tour this Saturday, Aug. 10, part of both the Columbus Urban Farm Tour Series and Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, will show how to turn vacant lots into urban farms—producing healthy food for people and improving neighborhoods in the process (p. 3).
CFAES is a co-sponsor of both series.
Discover the Hocking Hills’ hemlock forests—and the things that make noise in the night in those forests—on the next A Day in the Woods (and part of a night). It’s this Friday, Aug. 9. (Photo: Hocking Hills State Park, Getty Images.)
The fourth annual Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science conference, featuring new findings on algal blooms and multiple speakers from CFAES, is set for Sept. 12 in Toledo.
Find full details and register. The deadline to register is Sept. 4. (Photo: Lake Erie algal bloom, Jeff Reutter, Ohio Sea Grant, via Flickr.)
A CFAES workshop on Aug. 16 will check out the Wildlife in Your Woods. Sign up by Aug. 9. (Photo: Eastern wood-pewee, Getty Images.)
Third through seventh graders who love science are invited to become Dandelion Detectives, a youth-focused citizen science program sponsored by CFAES’ Gardiner Lab. Find out what it’s about.
(Photo: Getty Images.)